Daily Digest

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5855–S5906

Measures Introduced: Thirty-one bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2617–2647, and S. Res. 360–365.
Pages S5895–96

Measures Passed:

Government of Saudi Arabia: Senate passed S. 2635, to require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to declassify any and all information relating to whether the government of Saudi Arabia assisted a citizen or national of Saudi Arabia in departing the United States while the citizen or national was awaiting trial or sentencing for a criminal offense committed in the United States.
Pages S5884–85


Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act: Senate passed H.R. 1396, to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden, to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race.
Page S5904


Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act: Senate passed S. 2258, to provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers.
Pages S5904–05


Congratulating the Washington Mystics: Senate agreed to S. Res. 364, congratulating the Washington Mystics on winning the 2019 Women's National Basketball Association championship.
Page S5905


World Food Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 365, designating October 16, 2019, and October 16, 2020, as ``World Food Day''.
Page S5905

Measures Failed:

Clean Power Congressional Review Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 53, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guidelines Implementing Regulations'', and the joint resolution failed to pass, 41 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 324), after agreeing to the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution.
Pages S5858–69

Measures Considered:

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3055, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.
Pages S5880–81

A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Andrew P. Bremberg, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador.
Page S5881

Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S5881

Prior to the consideration of this measure, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S5880


Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2740, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.
Page S5881

A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of H.R. 3055, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.
Page S5881

Veto Messages:

National Emergency Declaration--Veto Message: By 53 yeas to 36 nays (Vote No. 325), two-thirds of the Senators voting not having voted in the affirmative, S.J. Res. 54 relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, upon reconsideration, was rejected, and the veto of the President was sustained.
Pages S5869–75


Treaty on the Republic of North Macedonia--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia (Treaty Doc. 116–1), taking action on the following motion and amendments proposed thereto:
Page S5880

Pending:

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McConnell Amendment No. 946, to change the enactment date.
Page S5880

McConnell Amendment No. 947 (to Amendment No. 946), of a perfecting nature.
Page S5880

A motion was entered to close further debate on the treaty, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, October 17, 2019, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, October 21, 2019.
Page S5880

Prior to the consideration of this treaty, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the treaty.
Page S5880

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, October 21, 2019, Senate resume consideration of the treaty; and that the motions to invoke cloture filed on Thursday, October 17, 2019, ripen at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, October, 21, 2019.
Page S5905


Bremberg Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Andrew P. Bremberg, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador.
Page S5880

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia (Treaty Doc. 116–1).
Page S5880

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S5880

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S5880


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Thomas B. Chapman, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2023.

Joseph Manso, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Jenny A. McGee, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Dorothy Shea, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Lebanese Republic.

John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Cynthia Attwood, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring April 27, 2025.

Amanda Wood Laihow, of Maine, to be a Member of Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for the remainder of a term expiring April 27, 2023.

Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Adam L. Braverman, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Almo J. Carter, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission for a term of six years.

Bernard Maurice Jones II, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Sandy Nunes Leal, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

R. Shireen Matthews, of California, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Thomas Michael O'Connor, of Texas, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Texas for the term of four years.

Rick Lloyd Richmond, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

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Stephen Sidney Schwartz, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.

Stephen A. Vaden, of Tennessee, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.

Hugh Nathanial Halpern, of Virginia, to be Director of the Government Publishing Office.
Pages S5905–06


Messages from the House:
Pages S5891–92


Measures Referred:
Page S5892


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S5856–57, S5892


Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S5892, S5904


Executive Communications:
Pages S5892–95


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5895


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5896–99


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5899–S5900, S5900


Additional Statements:
Page S5891


Amendments Submitted:
Page S5903


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S5903–04


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--325)
Pages S5869, S5875


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:10 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5905.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

FARM BILL

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded a hearing to examine implementing the 2018 Farm Bill, after receiving testimony from Stephen Censky, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.

FCC OVERSIGHT

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission, focusing on the spectrum auctions program, after receiving testimony from Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; and Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste, and David Williams, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, both of Washington, D.C.

SYRIA

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a closed hearing to examine the situation in Syria and the wider region, after receiving testimony from Mark T. Esper, Secretary, and General Mark A. Milley, USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both of the Department of Defense.

CFPB SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's semi-annual report to Congress, after receiving testimony from Kathleen L. Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

IMPROVING SECURITY AT AMERICA'S AIRPORTS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Security concluded a hearing to examine improving security at America's airports, focusing on stakeholder perspectives, after receiving testimony from Tori Emerson Barnes, U.S. Travel Association, Lauren Beyer, Airlines for America, and Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL–CIO, all of Washington, D.C.; Chris McLaughlin, Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado; and Ken Cornick, CLEAR, New York, New York.

STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE STATUS

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the status of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and related energy security issues, after receiving testimony from Linda Capuano, Administrator, Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy; Steven E. Winberg, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy; Phillip Brown, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Jason E. Bordoff, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Center on Global Energy Policy, New York, New York; and Keisuke Sadamori, International Energy Agency, Paris, France.

REDUCING EMISSIONS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety concluded a hearing to examine reducing emissions while driving economic growth, focusing on industry-led initiatives, after receiving testimony from Todd Wilkinson, Redstone Feeders, LLC, on behalf of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Frank Macchiarola, American Petroleum Institute, Marty Durbin, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute, and John K. S. Wilson, Calvert Research and Management, all of Washington, D.C.; and Andrea Dutton, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gainesville, Florida.

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BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 2132, to promote security and provide justice for United States victims of international terrorism, with an amendment; and

The nominations of David B. Barlow, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, John Fitzgerald Kness, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, R. Austin Huffaker, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, Lee Philip Rudofsky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Justin Reed Walker, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, and Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 4710–4732; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 635–638 were introduced.
Pages H8226–27


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H8228–29


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 4387, to establish Growth Accelerator Fund Competition within the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–238);

H.R. 4405, to amend the Small Business Act to improve the women's business center program, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–239);

H.R. 4406, to amend the Small Business Act to improve the small business development centers program, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–240);

H.R. 4407, to amend the Small Business Act to reauthorize the SCORE program, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–241); and

H. Res. 326, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution, with amendments (H. Rept. 116–242).
Page H8226


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H8203


Recess: The House recessed at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Pages H8206–07


Securities and Exchange Commission Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act: The House passed H.R. 1815, to require the Securities and Exchange Commission, when developing rules and regulations about disclosures to retail investors, to conduct investor testing, including a survey and interviews of retail investors, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 564.
Pages H8209–24

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–34, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–237, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill.
Pages H8215–16

Agreed to:

Casten (IL) amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–237) that clarifies that the term ``retail investor'' does not mean an institutional investor; and
Pages H8219–20

Gottheimer amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–237) that requires the SEC to include a specific consideration of the unique challenges senior investors face as part of their overall investor testing (by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 178 noes, Roll No. 562).
Pages H8217–18, H8220–21

Rejected:

Huizenga amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–237) that sought to exempt Form CRS, a recently developed disclosure document that went through SEC investor testing, from the bill's investor testing requirements (by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 561); and
Pages H8216–17, H8220

Wagner amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–237) that sought to apply the bill's investor testing requirements only to applicable disclosure documents developed after January 21, 2021 (by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 563).
Pages H8218–19, H8221–22

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Agreed that the Clerk be authorized in the engrossment to correct section numbers, punctuation, spelling, and cross-references and to make such other technical and conforming changes as may be necessary to reflect the actions of the House, including the change at the desk.
Pages H8224–25

H. Res. 629, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 1815) and (H.R. 3624) was agreed to yesterday, October 16th.

Expressing the profound sorrow of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings: The House agreed to H. Res. 635, expressing the profound sorrow of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings.
Page H8225


Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8220, H8220–21, H8221–22, and H8224. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 3:08 p.m., pursuant to House Resolution 635, the House stands adjourned until 9 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Honorable Elijah E. Cummings.

Committee Meetings

TO REVIEW IMPLEMENTATION OF USDA FARM BILL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research held a hearing entitled ``To Review Implementation of USDA Farm Bill Research Programs''. Testimony was heard from Scott Hutchins, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics, Department of Agriculture.

OVERSIGHT HEARING: CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled ``Oversight Hearing: Chronic Wasting Disease''. Testimony was heard from William Werkheiser, Science Advisor to the Secretary and Chair, Chronic Wasting Disease Task Force, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT HEARING: THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled ``Oversight Hearing: The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program''. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Housing and Urban Development officials: Irv Dennis, Chief Financial Officer; Jeremy Kirkland, Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General; and David Woll, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Education and Labor: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 3, the ``Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019''. H.R. 3 was ordered reported, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 3, the ``Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019''; H.R. 4665, the ``Medicare Vision Act of 2019''; H.R. 4671, the ``Help Seniors Afford Health Care Act''; H.R. 4618, the ``Medicare Hearing Act of 2019''; and H.R. 4650, the ``Medicare Dental Act of 2019''. H.R. 4665, H.R. 4671, H.R. 4618, and H.R. 4650 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 3 was ordered reported, as amended.

EXAMINING CORPORATE PRIORITIES: THE IMPACT OF STOCK BUYBACKS ON WORKERS, COMMUNITIES, AND INVESTORS

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets held a hearing entitled ``Examining Corporate Priorities: The Impact of Stock Buybacks on Workers, Communities, and Investors''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PROMOTING INCLUSION: EXAMINING THE NEED FOR DIVERSITY PRACTICES FOR AMERICA'S CHANGING WORKFORCE

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion held a hearing entitled ``Promoting Inclusion: Examining the Need for Diversity Practices for America's Changing Workforce''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

DEFENDING THE HOMELAND FROM BIOTERRORISM: ARE WE PREPARED?

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery held a hearing entitled ``Defending the Homeland from Bioterrorism: Are We Prepared?''. Testimony was heard from Jennifer Rakeman, Assistant Commissioner and Director, Public Health Laboratory, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York; Umair A. Shah, M.D., Executive Director, Public Health, Harris County, Texas; and a public witness.

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THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW: FOIA AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability held a hearing entitled ``The Public's Right to Know: FOIA at the Department of Homeland Security''. Testimony was heard from James Holzer, Deputy Chief FOIA Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security; Tammy Meckley, Associate Director, Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security; Alina Semo, Director, Office of Government Information Services, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration; and Vijay D'Souza, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Government Accountability Office.

VOTING RIGHTS AND ELECTION ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA

Committee on House Administration: Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing entitled ``Voting Rights and Election Administration in America''. Testimony was heard from Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Proposals to Strengthen the Voting Rights Act''. Testimony was heard from Representative Sewell and public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIRST STEP ACT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing entitled ``Oversight Hearing on the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Implementation of the First Step Act''. Testimony was heard from Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons; Antoinette T. Bacon, Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands held a hearing on H.R. 2420, the ``National Museum of the American Latino Act''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Serrano and Castro of Texas; Eduardo Díaz, Director, Latino Center, Smithsonian Institution; and public witnesses.

THE CASE FOR CLIMATE OPTIMISM: REALISTIC PATHWAYS TO ACHIEVING NET ZERO EMISSIONS

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing entitled ``The Case for Climate Optimism: Realistic Pathways to Achieving Net Zero Emissions''. Testimony was heard from Hector De La Torre, Board Member, California Air Resources Board; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife held a hearing on H.R. 2795, the ``Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019''; and H.R. 3742, the ``Recovering America's Wildlife Act of 2019''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Beyer and Dingell; Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 4091, the ``ARPA–E Reauthorization Act of 2019''; H.R. 2051, the ``Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019''; and H.R. 1709, the ``Science Integrity Act''. H.R. 4091, H.R. 2051, and H.R. 1709 were ordered reported, as amended.

CAN OPPORTUNITY ZONES ADDRESS CONCERNS IN THE SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMY?

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access held a hearing entitled ``Can Opportunity Zones Address Concerns in the Small Business Economy?''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

CHINA'S MARITIME SILK ROAD INITIATIVE: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MARITIME SUPPLY CHAIN

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled ``China's Maritime Silk Road Initiative: Implications for the Global Maritime Supply Chain''. Testimony was heard from Lieutenant General Giovanni K. Tuck, Director for Logistics, J4, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Chad Sbragia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense; Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairwoman, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; and public witnesses.

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INVESTING IN THE U.S. HEALTH SYSTEM BY LOWERING DRUG PRICES, REDUCING OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS, AND IMPROVING MEDICARE BENEFITS

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Investing in The U.S. Health System by Lowering Drug Prices, Reducing Out-Of-Pocket Costs, and Improving Medicare Benefits''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS: CLEANER, STRONGER BUILDINGS

Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Solving the Climate Crisis: Cleaner, Stronger Buildings''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

OCTOBER 18, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Financial Services, Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, hearing entitled ``AI and the Evolution of Cloud Computing: Evaluation How Financial Data is Stored, Protected, and Maintained by Cloud Providers'', 9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, hearing entitled ``Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 3: The Role of Data and Privacy in Competition'', 9:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, October 21

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia (Treaty Doc. 116–1), and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Friday, October 18

House Chamber

Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 3624--Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019.




Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barr, Andy, Ky., E1300

Bost, Mike, Ill., E1300

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1297

Garamendi, John, Calif., E1297

Gottheimer, Josh, N.J., E1299

Green, Mark E., Tenn., E1299

Higgins, Clay, La., E1299

Katko, John, N.Y., E1298

Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E1299

Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E1300

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1298, E1300

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E1301

Pappas, Chris, N.H., E1297

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E1299

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1301

Taylor, Van, Tex., E1298

Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E1298

Torres, Norma J., Calif., E1297

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1299, E1301

Young, Don, Alaska, E1301

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